Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
Forgotten Women: The conversation of murdered and missing native women is not one North America wants to have – but it must
14 August 2018
It is North America’s dark, open secret that native women are far more likely to be raped, and far more likely to be murdered. No justice. That is the constant cry from friends and families of victims as countless cases are left unresolved and ignored.
There were 5,646 Native American women entered as missing into the National Crime Information Centre database last year, with 5,711 in 2016. In the first six months of 2018 there were 2,758 indigenous woman reported missing.